Horticultural Apprentice - Crop Technician/Production The Bransford Webbs Plant Company
Excellent opportunity for a keen and enthusiastic person to join our team of horticulturists and follow a career in commercial ornamental plant production. The Bransford Webbs Plant Company, situated between Worcester and Malvern, are one of the UK’s leading nurseries supplying approx. 2 million plants per year to Garden Centres across the UK.
Closing date: 18 Jun 2023
We pay all apprentices the National Living Wage regardless of their age, £10.42 per hour. Any overtime worked is paid at 1 ½ times. Apprentices are automatically enrolled onto our company bonus scheme which is profit related and paid annually.
Autumn/Winter hrs 8.00 – 4.30 Monday – Thursday, 8.00am – 3.30pm on a Friday Spring/Summer hrs 7.00am - 3.30pm and Monday – Thursday, 7.00am - 2.30pm on a Friday
Total hours per week: 39
Possible start date
01 Oct 2023
26 Apr 2023
Level 3 (A level)
What will the apprentice be doing?
During the two years, the apprentice will gain experience in all areas of the nursery including:
- Seed sowing
- Pricking out
- Taking cuttings
- Potting (Machine)
- Plant Growth & Development
- Pest & Disease Control
- Quality Control
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Crop Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:
Level 2 Awards in:
- Safe Use of Pesticides
On completion of the pesticides foundation unit above also choose one of the following units:
- Boom sprayer, mounted, trailed or self-propelled equipment
- Granular applicator equipment
- Handheld applicator equipment
- Level 3 award in Emergency First Aid at Work
- Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths (GCSE grade 4 or C or above) will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end point assessment
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
- Potential full-time position upon successful completion of qualification and proven work commitment
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Things to consider
About the employer
The Bransford Webbs Plant Company
Level 3 (A level)
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